The New Hampshire Advantage

There are many advantages to living in New Hampshire, and New Hampshire regularly ranks high in economic and quality of life indicators, compared to other states. If you'd like to suggest an advantage or state ranking not listed yet, please let us know.


New Hampshire's constitution does not specifically prohibit secession.

Gun Laws

New Hampshire offers some of the least restrictive gun laws in the nation: no license is required to open carry and a concealed carry license is available on a shall-issue basis.


Accessibility of Officials

New Hampshire officials, from town clerks to the state governor, are accessible to the public and generally have a walk-right-in office policy.

Eminent Domain

New Hampshire state law prohibits the use of eminent domain for private use or private development.



New Hampshire is the only state with no laws restricting knife ownership.



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